Time spent in a field with marvellous views of the Derbyshire countryside with a like minded bunch of folk is never wasted. When you’ve had enough of sitting around relaxing soaking up the atmosphere and having a brew or two (or whatever’s your tipple), there are workshops to learn something new or swap ideas in, crafts to create and drums to beat.
The central sacred fire is kept going throughout the weekend and is a good place to sit around, drum and chat or dance around as the night gets cooler. It has the ashes of many other sacred fires, from far away and this country, sprinkled into it to lend their energies to our camp, as our fires ashes will be collected by those who like to to lend the energies of this camp to their own fires.
The ‘Beating of the Bounds’ starts off Lammas Camp Thursday evening, when we go round the field beating our drums and clearing the space ready for the weekend, please join in and if you don’t have a drum clap your hands or just walk with us to where the fire is to be lit with an Opening Fire Ceremony.
Friday evening let your hair down and show your moves off in the dance temple, well marquee ;0) There’s likely to be entertainment before hand as well to get you in the mood. And of course you can dance round the fire other nights if the drummers get a good beat going ;0), we do have an 11 o'clock drum curfew to keep the neighbours happy though.
Saturday is the Lammas Camp Ritual, if this is your first Pagan camp don’t worry we don’t get naked or anything ;0)
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We've had quite a few lovely Handfastings at Lammas Camp (I've not got photos of all of them but here's a few) and there is to one this year as well, on Friday, which I'm sure will be wonderful :0)
For useful stuff like the ticket form and more details about the campsite click on the Lammas Camp tab in the menu above. This is a facebook link to our event page so that you can see what’s going on there as well.
If you'd rather relax than spend time cooking and washing up take a look at the food menu which is next to the ticket forms, very good prices, they cater for vegetarians and vegans too, and have snacks as well as main meals, ice cream, hot chocolate …
Remember to have a browse round the stalls and treat yourself something different and individual to the normal stuff :0) Have a look in my shop on here as well, if you see something interesting let me know and I can bring it with me.
The camp site it’s self has archaeological interest with barrows dating back 4000 years – take a look here.
In the mean time here's some more photos of past years camps to remind me/us of lovely times shared in the Lammas field, come and join us and make some memories :0)
Well I’d better get wire wrangling and make some pretties for Lammas Camp. Hope to see you there :0)